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Publisher's Summary

Holy hot vampire! Get your cold shower ready....

A ruthless vampire king. An alluring crime family heiress. A dark desire that won’t be tamed....

Charlotte...

Charlotte D’Amico never met a safe she couldn’t crack, a penthouse she couldn’t case, or a stuck-up rich guy she couldn’t deceive. So when the crime boss who runs her life orders her to spy on yet another reclusive billionaire, Charley’s not worried.

Smile pretty, keep the boss happy, keep her sister safe. That’s how it works.

But Dorian Redthorne is no ordinary mark.

He’s charming, funny, and sinfully hot, with a whiskey-smooth British accent that leaves her aching for more.

He’s also dark, dangerous, and definitely hiding secrets....

Secrets that might just get her killed.

Dorian...

Vampire king Dorian Redthorne has more responsibilities than he can count.

Keep New York’s supernaturals in line. Protect what’s left of his family. And above all, bury his dead father’s secrets...before their enemies discover the royal family’s greatest weakness.

Charlotte D’Amico is a complication he doesn’t need.

But the scent of her blood is intoxicating, her heartbeat a siren call he can’t resist.

One stolen kiss, and Dorian knows how this ends: He claims her, or he bleeds her dry.

Unfortunately, his pretty little con woman is as treacherous as his enemies.

The question is...which will destroy him first?

Dark Deception is the first book in the Vampire Royals of New York series, a dark paranormal romance featuring a commanding, dirty-talking vampire king and the seductive con artist who might just bring him to ruin...or become his eternal salvation. If you love sizzling romance, dark secrets, and scorching-hot vampires with British accents, you need Dorian Redthorne in your life!

©2020 Sarah Piper (P)2020 Sarah Piper

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Just alright...

This is my first Sarah Piper book and I’m honestly a little disappointed. The story was intriguing at times but not consuming. I got bored and stopped reading multiple times. I read several other books in between listens (not my norm). I felt like the storyline finally picked up at the end. However, I’m not a fan of books where one or more main characters keep some big secret throughout the story even when they know it would be better to come clean. Lies and deceit don’t strengthen the plot. They cause frustration and unnecessary issues. I do love the narrators, and oh my...Shane East’s voice is so swoony. I see the potential for a great story and am hoping the next book improves - giving this author one more shot by purchasing book 2 in the series...good idea? We shall see...

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Wow

Author is new to me but wow! This book is so good. The cliffhanger is killing me! Thank god I don’t have to wait too long. I love the two main characters and I love Dorian’s brothers and Charlie sister. Shane East with his sexy voice did an amazing job at narrating. Mackenzie Cartwright also did an excellent job at narrating

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Loved this book/listen. It's a must read for me. Shane East and MacKenzie Cartwright were phenomenal as they always are.

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On the edge of suspense!

Well done Sarah Piper! I did not want to put this down, often fighting with trying to find a hiding spot away from everyone so I could stay immersed in the plot. Each character has their unique stamp into the storyline, what better way to allow their stories to be told by none other than Shane East and Mackenzie Cartwright.
As always, Shane captivates the storyline and brings the characters to life with full emotion and trepidation. His voice is one you never want to be rid of.
The first time I heard Mackenzie Cartwright narrate was in a rock band series a few years back, one that I ate right up (and still often come back to) because of her way to ease into any type of genre of character with little effort.
WORTH THE CREDIT!
Now, on to the next in the series!

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Fun, Interesting Flare

Intriguing heroine with a dark background? Check.

Hot H with a possessive streak? Check.

Explosive chemistry? Quadruple check. I mean literally, there is no slow burn here. It is an explosive dynamic from the moment they meet.

Add in interesting and well researched details about art, art thievery, and New York city and you have an amazingly intriguing tale. Add in blood sucking vampires that have a rich backstory and an interesting spin? Ya, you've got a winner.

Sarah Piper explodes off of the RH stage and into the MF fandom with an unbelievably fun, intriguing and frankly hot as heck series that is ready to burst off the page. You cannot be ready for this sort of passion and direct connection, that is frankly done in a tasteful manner despite being an immediate attraction.

Sarah Piper is best known for some incredibly sexy and bingeworthy RH novels, which made me a bit concerned about her first truly indepth jump into the regular MF genre. But man does she pull off the singledom genre with a bang! I am truly impressed with her characters, research, and world building. It takes the familiar world of New York, and makes it an even more fascinating site with vampires, art thieves, and intrigue.

Can't wait to continue on!

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dont bother

the narration was top notch as you have two of the best, story was weak.

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So good

I absolutely loved dark deception. Sarah did such an amazing job bringing this book to life. Shane and Mackenzie did a fabulous job bringing the character to life. I was very interested In this book

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I absolutely loved this book and the narrators

I absolutely loved this book and the narrators. keeps you on your toes and make sure feel for both main characters.

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Awesome 1st in trilogy

Really enjoyed this, both narrator's performances were great and made the story come alive.

I've been so desperate to find something new that not only delivers on storyline but that also has narrator's that do it justice and this delivers on all aspects.

This book also has what many don't, sex done with SENSUALITY! I loved everything about it that halfway into it I did what I rarely ever do and purchased all the others as well.

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What a ride

This was an interesting tale of lust and intriguing plots. Very well paced and written. Avidly looking forward to book 2

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Grabbed me from the first page!

I absolutely adored this story. The perfect amount lies, secrecy and hot, HOT encounters! Shane East and Mackenzie Cartwright narrate the story to perfection and for me, being a fellow Brit and probably biased, Shane's deep, seductive accent is utterly smokin'!

This is my first experience of Sarah Piper's writing and I am hooked! So much so, I'm straight on to book 2 now!

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book 1 of 3

this book ends on a cliff hanger so be prepared to spend more credits. I did like the book but would have liked more content of them learning more about each other rather than them hooking up each time they met up but it's not stopping me from purchasing the next book. narration was brilliant from these two as always.

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